Mycetochara humeralis

Alternative names
Mycetochara flavipes

Length about 6 mm. A distinctively marked black beetle with orange ‘shoulder patches’ and appendages.

Identification difficulty

Associated with woodland and sometimes recorded under bark.

When to see it

Summer is the time that this species is most likely to be encountered.

UK Status

It is a scarce beetle with a national status of Nationally Scarce A and being most frequent in south-eastern England.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland it was not recorded in VC55 until 2016.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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